Barack Obama gives speech to a crowd, the size of a CITY…

May 19, 2008

Obama Rally

Record Obama Crowd, the Size of a City

By Matthew Mosk
PORTLAND, Ore. — Sen. Barack Obama has seen his share of large crowds over the last 15 months, but his campaign said they have not approached the numbers gathered along the waterfront here right now.

The campaign, citing figures from Duane Bray, battalion chief of Portland Fire & Rescue, estimated that 75,000 people are watching him speak.

The scene suggests this is not an exaggeration. The sea of heads stretches for half a mile along the grassy embankment, while others watch from kayaks and power boats bobbing on the Willamette River. More hug the rails of the steel bridge that stretches across the water and crowds are even watching from jetties on the opposite shore.


2 Responses to “Barack Obama gives speech to a crowd, the size of a CITY…”

  1. Shane Bertou Says:

    That’s completely insane. Who ever heard of that many people turning out for a political rally? Can you imagine the turnout this guy’s going to get once he’s officially the nominee?

  2. Yeah…the turnout there was larger than the population of the city I currently live in (Missouri City, Texas – 63,910 people).

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